New times have arived! Exactly what we hoped for, developing for the cloud using Microsoft technology. Of course, EC2 and Google App Engine did beat Microsoft in timing, but bringing up Linux instances, and learning python happened to be a big hurdle for a guy who has been using Microsoft technology for too long. I did some testing with both platforms and was impressed by their concepts. But the Azure cloud platform that Microsoft announced today is more "my kind of candy".
In the PDC keynote I wrote down some twitter messages on my iPhone (I love Twitterific!), you can read them at: http://twitter.com/svdoever
Also have a look at the great posts by http://weblogs.asp.net/pgielens on Azure. I will blog some more thougths on the new platform in the next days, but now the session on Extending SharePoint Online is starting!